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Why no Mortarboard for me?

I got more than 200 reputation on Stack Overflow today but didn't get the Mortarboard badge. I was so excited to finally get it but then - nothing :( How come? Is there a bug?

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marked as duplicate by kiamlaluno, M. Tibbits, BalusC, Lance Roberts, Jeff Atwood Aug 6 '11 at 22:18

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You have to wait until midnight UTC. See this FAQ answer. –  Frédéric Hamidi Aug 6 '11 at 15:46

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You need 200 points from votes alone to gain Mortarboard badge. Accepting answers for your own questions which brings you +2 points don't count.

See this post: Why no Mortarboard for me?

Another post (from diamond moderator): Why don't I have the 'Mortarboard' badge? It clearly states +2 from accepts don't count to avoid gaming the system.

You have quite a few accepted answers. If my math is correct, at the time of posting this you have only 170 points from upvotes. You still need 30 points to get Mortarboard badge. Looks like you just crossed the threshold to receive the Mortarboard badge.

Your reputation page: http://stackoverflow.com/users/561309/laurent?tab=reputation

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Strange, the FAQ says accepted answers do count (accepted questions, however, do not). Who's right here? :) –  Frédéric Hamidi Aug 6 '11 at 15:57
    
@Frédéric Hamidi: Please note that I have added another link. –  user162697 Aug 6 '11 at 16:01
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I think I misunderstood accepted answers (I was thinking of the +15 type rather than the +2 type). Your answer is correct. –  Frédéric Hamidi Aug 6 '11 at 16:02
    
lol I had kept all these non-accepted answers for the day I'll be near 200, but looks like they thought of that :D How about the points awarded for editing wiki tags? The FAQ doesn't mention these? –  this.lau_ Aug 6 '11 at 16:17
    
@Laurent: Sorry, not sure about wiki tags but looks like you just crossed the threshold to receive the Mortarboard badge. –  user162697 Aug 6 '11 at 16:18
    
Yes thanks, I just got it. It looks like I didn't have to wait till midnight UTC. –  this.lau_ Aug 6 '11 at 16:54
    
In the first sentence the "from votes alone" is quite misleading, as accepted answers on someone else's question also count –  Michal Kováč Mar 14 at 21:22

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